Sachem Student Named Finalist in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Sachem Student Named Finalist in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program photo
Sachem High School North senior Amy DeLury has been selected as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

Amy excels in her Advanced Placement courses, including calculus, economics, English literature and physics. In addition to her continued academic success, she is also an integral participant in multiple extra- and co-curricular activities, such as the Economics and Finance Club and the Model United Nations Club, in which she is a delegate. 

Adding to her distinguished academic résumé, Amy has been successful as a science research student, having placed third at the Long Island Brain Bee this year and having been selected for last year’s Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Professor for a Day program. During the latter, she worked to examine protein homeostasis in health and disease. Additionally, Amy and a partner were selected to advance to the second round of the prestigious Long Island Science and Engineering Fair. 

Approximately 1.6 million juniors from high schools across the country entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The 15,000 finalists now continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. Those who have been selected as Merit Scholarship winners will be announced between March and June.